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Episode 92

Brittany Gorevic

GM @USV network. Chapter leader @Vetsintech. I love travel, tech, food.

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Brittany Gorevic is the General Manager at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York City. After working with AMEX for a few years, Brittany left to start her own company, gtrot, which was later acquired by Groupon. Brittany has also travelled a ton - reaching two pretty incredible milestones: visiting all 7 continents before turning 25 and then Visiting 50 countries before the age of 30. She joins us to share her story, how she got into startups, advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to raise funding, the importance of community within the VC industry, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Brittany.
  • Learn more about how Brittany got into startups & VC.
  • Learn more community building within the VC industry.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Brittany Gorevic is the General Manager at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York City.

After working with AMEX for a few years, Brittany left to start her own company, gtrot, which was later acquired by Groupon.

Brittany has also travelled a ton - reaching two pretty incredible milestones: visiting all 7 continents before turning 25 and then Visiting 50 countries before the age of 30.

She joins us to share her story, how she got into startups, advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to raise funding, the importance of community within the VC industry, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Brittany got into startups.
  • Why she launched gtrot and what it was like being acquire by Groupon
  • What her role as GM is like at Union Square Ventures
  • Why community matters for startups.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:35
Where are you from and what did you study?

1:53
So how did your passion for entrepreneurship develop?

3:06
Can you tell us more about gtrot and what motivated you to start it?

4:45
So what were some of the biggest challenges around launching this type of site?

5:36
What were some of the other growth strategies that you used at the time?

6:46
So gtrot raised some private capital - what was that process like for you?

7:58
gtrot was later acquired by Groupon. How did that come about?

9:29
What is Union Square Ventures and how did you create the opportunity to join the team there?

11:46
What’s your day-to-day role like as GM? What’s involved in your job?

15:30
What role does community play within the VC community? How do you approach building communities within this industry?

18:23
You’ve also launched another group called the Gladiator Club. What is this and what motivated you to create it?

26:04
What are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used lately?

28:49
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

30:19
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Brittany Gorevic on Twitter
Brittany Gorevic on the web
Union Square Ventures on Twitter
Union Square Ventures on the web
VetsInTech on Twitter
VetsInTech on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

MikMak
New York Times Crossword Puzzle App
Merged!
Folt
TwoDots
BroadMic
Planet Money
How To Win Friends & Influence People
Nuzzel

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